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Saturday, August 30, 2014

CYCI34 - Sketch Challenge

Are you ready for a long weekend? I know I am!   This week at we were challenged with a sketch. 

And, we have a guest designer as well.  Justin from jkcards is joining us!

Here's my take on the sketch (and a new technique for me-masking) and I hope you'll be inpsired to check us out at and participate in our challenge.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card:

Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangelo Twist and Whisper White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Tangelo Twist and Crisp Cantaloupe Ink Pads
Bloom With Hope (Hostess) Stamp Set
Scallop Oval Punch
Flower Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Rhinestone Basic Jewel

Let's see if you can ace the case!  I'd love to see your creations!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

CYCI33 Project Life By Stampin' Up!

Welcome to CYCI33!  Head over to check out this week's entries for Project Life by Stampin' Up! Challenge.  You can play along at


This week, I chose to do a layout of a day we spent in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Do you see the negative word bubble on the third card from the left?  I saved the negative from the die cut I used on the CYCI32 card and added it to this page.  Love that little stuff!

Here's a closer look at the middle section of the page:

I love that Project Life by Stampin' Up! helps me keep caught up on our family's memory keeping.  I can be creative as I wish, or just simply place the photos in pockets and go.

For this week's page, I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Project Life Photo Page, design 01
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Leftover rounded paper clip from the June 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit.
Large Oval Punch

Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and head over to to check us out!

Take care,

Saturday, August 16, 2014

CYCI32 Pick A Page

Happy weekend!

This week's Can You Case It Challenge is to pick a page of the catalog and CASE it (Copy and Share Everything).  For my card, I chose the image of the embellished Kraft Grid Journal on the lower right of page 145 of the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.  I used the Flowerpot Designer Series Paper to mimic the gold dots on the bag and framelits and a punch to mimic the feather gathering.
I hope you like it!

I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Lost Lagoon and Whisper White Cardstock
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
Hello Love Hostess Stamp Set
Word Bubbles Framelits
Gold Sequin Trim
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blendabilities
Heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
Head over to to play along and see if you can ACE the CASE!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

White Christmas in August

Happy Wednesday!

I know it's August, but I generally start making my Christmas cards in August or September.  Today's card uses a sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, available August 28th.    Please contact me at if you would like a catalog and don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

For this card I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White Cardstock
White Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Garden Green Ink Pad
Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Blendabilities
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Dazzling Details
Star Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Jewel Rhinestone
White Ribbon (leftover) from the July My Paper Pumpkin.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Can You Case It - CYCI31 - Color Challenge


This week at, we did a color challenge. I had the privilege of picking this week's colors: Melon Mambo, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist.  Together, they remind me of those sweet and sour suckers I liked as a kid!

Here they are:

Here's my sweet and sour sucker, I mean card:

For this card I used the following Stampin' Up! products:
Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist and Whisper White Cardstock
Petite Petals Stamp Set
Memorable Moments Stamp Set
Petite Petals Punch
Extra-Large Oval Punch
Scallop Edge Border Punch
Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey Ink Pads
Flower Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon
Jewel Rhinestones
Happy CASEing!  Head on over to and play along!
Thanks for visiting me,

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Inspire Create Share Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inspire Create & Share August 2014 Blog Hop!  This month's theme is black and white with a pop of color.  I love black and white with just about any color as a pop, but I think bright pink is my favorite pop of all, hence Melon Mambo. To step it up a bit, I also added Melon Mambo directly to the Designer Series Paper using the darkest Melon Mambo Blendabilities marker.

For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Basic Black, Whisper White and Melon Mambo Cardstock
Back to Black Designer Series Paper
Flower Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Window Sheet
1 3/8" Circle Punch
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Circle Framelits
Shaker Frames
Jewel Rhinestones
Melon Mambo Stampin' Blendabilities

Thanks for stopping by today and if you click the Next button above, you''ll visit Sherry at Stampin' Grandma.  Enjoy and have a great day!

If you get lost in the hop, please visit these links:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CYCI30 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to CYCI30!

Here's the sketch we were challenged with CASEing:

Here's my version:

For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Real Red, Basic Black, Pool Party and Whisper White Cardstock
Flashback Designer Series Paper
That's The Ticket Stamp Set
Vellum Paper
Basic Black Baker's Twine
Real Red Ink Pad
Banner Punch
Other: Staple

Please come along and play with us at  I would love to see what beautiful creations you make!

Take care,

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